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Top Crop Summit

February 22, 2023 - February 23, 2023

Canadian farmers and agronomists have faced incredible challenges over the last few years, but the agility and resilience of Canada’s ag industry has never been stronger. We’re thrilled to showcase the merits of Canadian farmers and the scientific community at the 2023 Top Crop Summit, our annual educational forum. Join leading researchers, industry stakeholders and your peers at the TCU Place on Feb. 22 and 23, 2023, for the Top Crop Summit. You’ll leave with ideas and inspiration to keep your crops as healthy and profitable as possible, no matter what curveballs the season brings.

February 22nd Agenda

9:00am – 9:05am

Opening remarks

9:05am – 9:55am

Kochia control in a glyphosate-resistant world

Speaker: Charles Geddes, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alta.

9:55am – 10:25am

Nitrogen management considerations: Getting the most out of applied nitrogen

Speaker: Jeff Schoenau, University of Saskatchewan

10:25am –10:45am

Coffee and networking break

10:45am –11:30am

2023 Insect watch

Speaker: Dr. Tyler Wist

11:30am –12:20pm

4R P fertilizer management in the Prairies: an updated review

Speaker: Don Flaten, University of Manitoba

12:20pm –1:10pm

Lunch and networking break

1:10pm – 1:50pm

Getting the most out of crop rotations

Speaker: Sheri Strydhorst

1:40pm – 2:50pm

Integrated weed management on the Prairies

Speaker: Clark Brenzil, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

2:40pm – 3:10pm

Coffee and networking break

3:10pm – 4:00pm

Verticillium stripe of canola in Saskatchewan

Speaker: Alireza Akhavan, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture


Closing remarks


February 23rd Agenda


Opening remarks

8:35am – 9:25am Breakfast Keynote

Adding value to the Canadian malting barley industry through breeding and research

Speaker: Aaron Beattie, University of Saskatchewan

9:25 – 10:10am

Malt barley agronomy insights

Speaker: Breanne Tidemann, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe, Alta.

10:10 – 10:30am

Coffee and networking break

10:30am –11:15am

Malt across Canada: how previous crop selection can help to reduce nitrogen inputs for barley

Speaker: Aaron Mills, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

11:15am –12:00pm

Maltster insights: Making informed decisions for 2023

Speaker: Doug Munro, Boortmalt NA


Closing remarks


February 22, 2023
February 23, 2023
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